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Automating Tank Farm Systems and Work Practices

Posted in Operations Management on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016. One comment so far
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Have you ever stopped to consider the path and ownership transfers your car’s gasoline or diesel took from the wellhead when it was still crude oil until you pumped it into your tank at the gas station? For the businesses involved in custody transfer process through the supply chain path, how accurate, reliable, safe and […]

Remote Automation Solutions Roadmap

Posted in Emerson Exchange, Remote Automation on Monday, October 12th, 2015. No comments yet
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One of the key areas in Emerson Exchange conferences are the roadmap sessions to look at the technologies and services that have come along and a peek the future. Emerson’s Stuart Miller led the roadmap session on remote automation solutions. He opened with an architecture looks from field devices through remote terminal units and flow […]

Successfully Automating Terminal Operations

Posted in Marine, Operations Management on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Making an operational step change in a production process involves a clear vision and people, processes and tools to execute the vision. A July/August 2014 Tank Storage magazine article, Automating terminal operations, highlights the story of Vopak transforming their operations from remote manual to fully integrated. Emerson’s Cor Vermeijs and Chris Amstutz collaborated with Vopak’s […]

Managing Terminal Logistics

Posted in Operations Management on Monday, May 5th, 2014. One comment so far
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Moving and properly accounting for the products in a terminal facility requires quite a bit of logistical support and reporting. In this 14:57 YouTube video, Syncade Logistics: Reducing Product Integrity Surprises, Emerson’s Brian Crandall demonstrates how these logistical operations can be automated and reported in real-time as discrepancies occur.

Wireless Applications in Terminal Operations

Posted in Tank Gauging, Wireless on Monday, April 21st, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Increasing shale oil and gas production in the U.S. is increasing the need for storage tanks to hold it. One example as highlighted in a recent Bloomberg article, Houston Fills With Crude Oil That Can’t Be Shipped Out: Storage tanks are filling as new pipelines carry light, sweet oil found in shale formations to the […]